Lawyer Advertising: Louisiana State Regulations and the First Amendment

In the famous 1977 Bates decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized that lawyers have First Amendment rights, too; legal advertising is constitutionally protected commercial speech. Prior to that, state's ethics rules prohibited all advertising — and we never saw any of those amusing (and not so amusing) lawyer commercials on television.

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